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1951 Smith Corona Silent Serial # 5S 254682 1951 Smith Corona Silent typewriter, Serial # 5S 254682 James Gifford's 1951 Smith Corona Silent typewriter. 2017-10-19 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1951 Smith Corona Silent Serial # 5S 254682 This is quite a good little machine. At least they tried to introduce some flourishes, such as the three graduated lines on the ribbon cover. Not a spectacular typewriter by any means, but far superior, to me, to Remington's Quiet-Riters and Letter-Riters of the period. (Why not Writers, by the way?) A good buy for CAN$25. In Toronto, where typewriter prices are through the roof, I often see the same machine selling for CAN$120-175. Oh, and this typewriter ain't so "silent," though perhaps it was in 1950.

1951 Smith Corona Silent #5S 254682

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-03-2016 at 05:10AM
Last Edit: 10-19-2017 at 11:42PM


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This is quite a good little machine. At least they tried to introduce some flourishes, such as the three graduated lines on the ribbon cover. Not a spectacular typewriter by any means, but far superior, to me, to Remington's Quiet-Riters and Letter-Riters of the period. (Why not Writers, by the way?) A good buy for CAN$25. In Toronto, where typewriter prices are through the roof, I often see the same machine selling for CAN$120-175. Oh, and this typewriter ain't so "silent," though perhaps it was in 1950.

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I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



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